Kevin Glass

Posted March 30, 2014

President Obama and the White House have been on an unprecedented PR campaign to raise awareness about Obamacare and the (now delayed and exempted) mandate that the uninsured buy health insurance by the end of March. The campaign's not going so hot.

Posted March 28, 2014

MSNBC morning host Joe Scarborough had a revealing exchange with Sen. Chuck Schumer this week on Schumer's party boss Harry Reid making the Koch brothers the center of the Democrats' 2014 election message.

Posted March 27, 2014

Federal debt held by the public has exploded in the Obama Era. The 2008 recession necessitated a policy response, and the Obama Administration's response was to institute a massive stimulus program on top of cratering federal revenues, which ballooned the federal deficit and added a huge amount of federal debt.

Posted March 23, 2014

If you follow the news, you're familiar with the fact that many projections are showing that Americans will face much higher health premiums next year due to Obamacare. A new report from Avalere Health confirms this

Posted March 17, 2014

President Obama was swept to office amidst his pledge that he'd run the "most transparent administration in history." A new report out finds that he hasn't even run the most transparent administration since the previous one.

Posted March 15, 2014

A report out last week from the center-left Brookings Institution highlights that, although a little bit of progress has been made on budget deficits in recent years, a massive challenge remains - one that President Obama is intent on ignoring with his "anti-austerity" budget requests.

Posted March 09, 2014

Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is set to leave the chairmanship in 2015. It's one of the most powerful assignments in Congress - in control of the levers of tax policy.

Posted March 02, 2014

Hysteria surrounding Obamacare enrollment may have tapered off a bit, but the underlying story remains: implementation still is not going smoothly.

Posted March 02, 2014

The minimum wage debate is raging not just in the United States, but around the world.

Posted March 01, 2014

Illinois is trying to implement a new soda tax in the face of evidence that soda taxes don't work.

Posted March 01, 2014

President Obama has made liberal use of "executive action" throughout his presidency, and pledged to make even more use of executive action in this year's State of the Union speech.

Posted February 28, 2014

In the wake of President Obama's tepid response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine - the Obama Administration called it an "unplanned arrival" - Republicans pushed for a stronger response.

Posted February 26, 2014

It's a 979-page plan that, among other things, lowers marginal income tax rates, lowers the corporate tax rate, increases the standard deduction for individual and married couples, phases out certain tax breaks, consolidates other tax breaks, and reforms retirement savings plans.

Posted February 26, 2014

From "hide the decline" to the "hockey stick" to Rush Limbaugh, the debate over climate change is fraught with accusations that the other side is willfully lying about the facts in order to win. Now there are two academics out with a paper justifying lying about climate change in order to convince global governments to "do something" about it.

Posted February 25, 2014

A new release from the Congressional Budget Office finds that tax revenue will be about at the historical average in 2014 and will rise to 18.2% of GDP in 2015.

Posted February 23, 2014

It's counterintuitive but new research suggests it's true: self-identified Republicans are at least as good - and possibly better - at being energy-efficient in their private lives as Democrats.

Posted February 21, 2014

President Obama's legally-required but constantly-delayed official budget request to Congress will be on Capitol Hill soon.

Posted February 20, 2014

Colorado made marijuana legal and subjected it to a hefty sales/sin tax last year, and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has raised expectations for how much these marijuana taxes will bring in over the next fiscal year.

Posted February 19, 2014

Meanwhile, if you want to blame someone for your awful cable services, look not at big business but at local government.

Posted February 18, 2014

Don't call it "job lock": the Congressional Budget Office has evaluated two proposals to hike the minimum wage, and has found strong disincentive effects for employers to either hire new workers or to retain the workers they'll have to pay more for.